Did you read about Manischewitz, Malort, and millionaires? | Bleader

Did you read about Manischewitz, Malort, and millionaires?

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Hey, did you read:

• About the mass stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school? Gwynedd Stuart

• That Danny Davis, Jan Schakowsky, and other Democrats represent the congressional districts with the most income disparity? Mick Dumke

• About today's key hearing on the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger? ("Will Comcast and the cable guys show, once again, that they own the nation’s capital?" John Cassidy asks. David Carr's questions are also worth considering.) Steve Bogira

• Oliver Sacks on the mental life and physiology of plants, worms, jellyfish, and other invertebrates? Tal Rosenberg

• That the Oregonian is taking "click bait" to a whole new level? Drew Hunt

• That Manischewitz, the well-known purveyor of kosher foods without which there couldn't be Passover, has been bought by an arm of Bain Capital? (Yes, Mitt Romney's old Bain Capital.) Tony Adler

• About the difficulties Yasiel Puig and other ballplayers from impoverished Latin American countries have adjusting to being North American millionaires? Aimee Levitt

• That the glass ceiling of the ancient tradition of Mongolian eagle hunting has been broken by a 13-year-old girl? Jessica Cohn

• That a starting guard for UMass has come out as the first openly gay major college basketball player? Mick Dumke

• That with a 21-point performance last night, 35-year-old Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki supplanted Oscar Robertson for tenth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list? Tal Rosenberg

• That Theaster Gates is opening a cafe in the Hairpin Lofts building in Logan Square? Gwynedd Stuart

• About medieval copy edits? John Dunlevy

• About the Village Voice's Dial-a-Poem service? (For a good time, call 347-618-6376.) Aimee Levitt

• That, speaking of poetry, the Academy of American Poets has signed a deal with King Features to syndicate its Poem-a-Day series? Tony Adler

• That, as anyone who's worn them knows, stiletto heels kill? Deanna Isaacs

• About the Malort documentary? Brianna Wellen

• That en route to their Broadway debut, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World stars Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin will perform Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth at the Steppenwolf Theatre, with music scored by Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij? Lisa Schulz

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